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that there is a narrative that goes along with a crummy decade which is that in the 1970s america fell away from its greatness. 1980, along comes a man on a great whitehorse, ronald reagan pulls it out and returned to greatness. that's a fairly standard take that a lot of conservative scholars used to explain the time and took the decade. my book tries to compensate both our understanding of carter and of the '70s by looking at the '70s on just as a time of decadence and disco which a definite, but also as a time of intersection. i think it was a lot of kind of soul-searching going on in the '70s. it was a time when people felt comfortable being tough on america, the films of apocalypse now, during this time, manhattan is a famous movie that jimmy carter himself jos twice at the white house during this period of time that i'm studying. and there's a real sense of humility that america has gone through a hard time through vietnam, watergate. and perhaps return to something that can never return to the kind of innocence that might once have had. i think there is a moral seriousness to the '70s that i
of the difficulty of psychology of being black in america, he was the first person obviously to be on the court and understood right away that as he went through confirmation hearings and then just gone through confirmation hearings with briefing by to clarence thomas hearings and you think minorities and women very difficult and thurgood marshall's last three months and his intellect was question talked about was the smart to really be among the nation's legal elite and said there in judgment as a member of the court and when he gets on the court he really thought i must get the very best in terms of law clerks and assistance and what if the both of the idea that he could, in fact, handle this work and respond to the reasons assumptions. >> host: you also a great deal held this theory about how he was elected and also his conversations with lyndon johnson and doubt as to whether he felt it was clear to pick up the phone and call him. >> guest: i use that as the start of a book because in terms of building the narrative his experience in that moment tells you so much about the securities issues
, or an awakening for small business in america, because it is being crushed and the government has blood all over its hands. the obama administration and both parties in congress are forcing socialized medicine right down our throats. they are frorsing unions to take over successful businesses, and the hijacking of contracts of workers under the interestingly worded employee free choice act. they're raising your capital gains taxes, and when that frightening cap and trade passes, energy prices are going to skyrocket, not just in your home, you but also at te small business. how are they going to be able to afford to pay their utility bills? small businesses are some of the fastest growing ones out. there joining me is a man who knows all about the threats they are phrasing. his name is patrick burn, c.e.o. of one of of the moment successful retailers out there, overstock.com. also in the studio audience, we have a few other people. we have james murphy and lindsay pyren, president and vice presidents of a small business in ohio called e.s.t. an an lit analytical that smalls environmental instrume
in america" truly applied to judge sotomayor and i can say that with a special understanding. humble beginnings were the touch stones that enabled each of us to achieve beyond any parents' dream. i grew up in patterson, new jersey, hard scrabble mill town and our family lacked resources but left inheritance of valuabls with no valuables. my parents sought an opportunity in this country to be free and make a living. we were obligated, if we had the opportunity, to make sure we gave something back to the community in which we lived. judge sotomayor's family moved here if puerto rico and she grew up in a housing project where she saw upfront and close the struggles of people living in poor areas. like my father, judge sotomayor's dad died at a very young age and her mother, like mind, became a widow at a very young age. and she became a single mother, like mind. judge sotomayor's mother had to raise her and her brother in the face of available, social, and financial adversity. in fact, her mother worked two jobs to supports her children and despite the many difficulties, judge sotomayor
need health care in america. one of the people who really got the people have asked me, what was it like? i tell people that barack obama, the most thing that i will say is driving him is that he watched his white mother died because of inefficiency in health care in america. i think that is the number one driving force, that he does not want to see that happen to americans, white and black, across the board. and he is going to fight with everything he has got because he watched it. he does not have his mother anymore, he does not have his father anymore, and i think he wants people like me who get laid off, 10,000 of us, and know that we need health care in america. thank god for people like sharon brower, the senator who is working hard -- like sherrod brown, the senator who is working hard on behalf of the american people. i worked 45 years of my life and got laid off. people have no idea what it is like to be laid off in america if you have never been laid off. we need this, and i thank god for barack obama, sherrod brown, in the people who are fighting for our rights to
is now president of the united states of america. [applause] our senators taking over from republicans. [applause] our good friend donna edwards has banned elected to her first full term in the house of representatives with many, many more to come. [applause] i have to tell you as someone who works with netroots nation every year, we had to be ready for the alternative. we had to have our other agenda in place in case the other actions turned out otherwise. some of the panel's we had in place. "no, we didn't." food policy and the mccain era. advocating the canadian immigration process. [laughter] taking your message to the people, billboards and skywriting changed elections. rob emanuel. meet the supreme court's first supreme court justice, alberto gonzales. reforming the vice-presidential selection process, how to find the village with the biggest idiot. [laughter] [applause] on behalf of our board, i can't say enough about our tremendous staff that works year-round to put this conference together. raven brooks, karen colbern, we would not be here without you. [applause] we would not
yesterday with apologies to those folks watching on c-span, but the only moral contented people in america then left-wing commager's on blogs or left wing collars -- are left wing coallers on washington journal. three weeks ago, nancy pelosi was blocking legislation would prohibit the fairness doctrine. who is the lead role in the senate, not barbara boxer, the other one feinstein did mention it. they're blocking republican attempts to shut it down while pointing people t the fcc to throw it back in. we have to be vigilant >> thank you, i live in a snake pit called new jersey have the time. part of the problem is that in new jersey, we have three republican congressmen that voted for capt. trade. i, being a lifelong republican and conservative feel like it is time to pull the plug on these people. [applause] if they're going to be supporting barack obama and the democrats, we do not need them. but when i talk to other republican people, they say that if we get rid of one, we will get another one so that i am in a dilemma about that. we have a man that is running for governor who, one week
of air america and dana lohse affiliated with the st. louis tea party. dana, why so much anger, mistrust and misinformation out there? we wonder, has this whole thing devovled to the point where it is unproductive but potentially dangerous? >> i don't think it can be dangerous. congress is sfonsable for setting the tone. congress hasn't allowed for discourse for one of the most important pieces of legislation in american history that is what people are reacting to. they are tired of calling their legislator and leaving a message with an aide. we are seeing people who are flocking there because they have their elected official's ear and they want to express their conditions about the health care legislation. >> ron, what about the argument, this is not organized, but a grassroots movement and deeply concerned about health care. >> that is fine to get involved and it is good to show up at a town hall meeting and have a conversation. you have to have the conversation and have the discussion. many of these people, not all, many of these people are clearly showing up to shut the conversation
most important asset. investing more inç america's workers is the key to america's future economic success. how many times are theyç not going to pay their utilities?ñ+ this is what we are talking about. hard-working americans that deserve a living wage. this issue is as old as the last 70 years in the united states it, but we have come together at this important time of decency and fairness for working americans. i, for one, am tired of being on the floor of the united states senate, where virtually every member of the united states senate has a good health insurance program, and is subsidized by each and everyone of you that are out there. the torch will be passed again to lay new generation of americans -- to a new generation of americans, so with barack obama and for you and for me, our country will be committed to his cause. the work begins a new. the hope of rises again, and the dream lives on. greta: a true public servants, senator ted kennedy will be buried on friday at arlington national cemetery. next up on "the record," yes, you are going to be livid. of dollars in b
america." the head of the ntsb will be here with the latest on the investigation. that's this morning starting at 7:00. >>> we are following a developing story in iraq this morning where a devastating wave of bombings has left dozens dead. near the northern city of mosul two truck bombs targeted a shiite neighborhood. at least 25 people were killed and more than 70 hurt. and in baghdad, two car bombs targeting construction workers killed at least 16 people and left more than 80 injured. no group has claimed responsibility, but the attacks appear to be the work of al qaeda. >>> president obama is in guadalajara, mexico for a summit of north american leaders. topping the agenda is the growing health threat from the h1n1. emily schmichmidt joins us with preview. >> reporter: the next flu season is just around the corner. that's why today president obama will talk about how to fight the flu in the country where it began. president barack obama's summit with mexican and canadian leaders marks his first meeting with the united states' closest neighbors. that proximity means the h1n1 swine f
, thrill, to be part of the best economic news story in america." that's interesting, because a lot of auto dealers don't share that sentiment. they're out millions waiting for the rebates on cars they have already sold under the program. two are joining me now. matt luzio from flemington, new jersey and job puglisi, part of the samsung auto group that operates more than a dozen dealerships in new jersey. thanks for coming up. you are both out of a lot of money. matt, how much are you waiting for the government to send you? >> close to $600,000. eric: representing how many cars? >> 130. eric: how about you? >> 300,000 dollars and about 150 cars. eric: the program says they're supposed to send you back that money within ten days, right? you have already been paid? >> we have been paid on three cars. >> we have been paid on no cars. eric: a total of three have been paid. are you nervous? >> yes. eric: what are you nervous about? what could possibly go wrong? >> we're nervous that we're sitting on an outlay of cash that's not in our business. it is difficult to manage the business without that
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years. but these guys, interesting valuation, lacks catalysts. don't care for it here. bank of america, merrill lynch. they have a sell on you. do they not understand the history of the company and how good you have it? >> jim, as you know, we refocused the company over the previous year and a half. in fact, we've been trying to innovate to help our customers succeed and our companies succeed. if you think about it, what we've been doing is positioning in the data and optical space which are growing and faster than the overall cap in the industry. and in particular, we're focused on the mobility space as well. you're right on target. when you think about it, there's a macro economic trend in the world. everyone around the world wants mobility and they want broadband. and we're focused on that mobility space. and right now, as you know, the phones are moving from just phone service to mobile internet. then into mobile video. and we suspect over time, it will move into mobile commerce. and the u.s., for example, hasn't even started in that space yet. we're playing a big role there. >> wh
to add to make it workable for america's businesses and taxpayers for more than just one year. i think there's a lot more work that has to be done to get this right. having said that, we have to do something. we know the current system, the status quo is unacceptable for businesses and for people that pay for insurance. dave: the president has stated that there's some type of right-wing conspiracy, that that's the trouble in passing this health care legislation ex-said that on this radio show last week so what do you make of that assumption that there's a right-wing conspiracy when he has trouble with people in his own party like yourself? >> well, i don't think, first of all, that president obama has trouble with democrats or republicans. think we have to get a system that's workable, affordable for businesses, for individuals that pay a lot of money for health insurance for their families, and for taxpayers that collect -- picking up a very big tab for medicare and medicaid. think there are people on the left and right that have their very strong, philosophical views, of what needs
of dollars paid for in part by the pharmaceutical industry represent the kind of change america can believe in." david axlerod's son works there. steve: exactly. here's the thing about it. the $24 million to buy the ads, that is being bankrolled by the pharmaceutical industry. $24 million from the pharmaceutical industry, pumping into our tv and radio bloodstream and what not, and stuff like that. now, wait just a minute. didn't the pharmaceutical industry strike a backdoor deal with the obama administration regarding health care? oh, yeah. that's why a lot of people are going, hmm. however, the white house deny that axlerod is making any money on it. brian: did you see what bernie goldberg said last night? i thought it was a great point. remember everyone said -- critics. bush administration said, what is dick cheney doing? did he start that work so he could get his halliburton company, they used to be an executive, get all of those contracts to help rebuild iraq? people kept saying halliburton, look at dick cheney. maybe people thought halliburton was the best and only company that would
read it earlier. the america i know and love is not one in which my parents or baby with down syndrome will have to stand in front of obama's death penalty for she calls itself as bureaucrats can decide whether they are worthy of healthcare. such a system is downright evil. doesn't hurt republicans of her statements like that made by a former public and governor of alaska? the tensions entitled to say it anyway she wants to and that's what america is about is letting people speak their mind. i think the3ik.2u-'fkñ]suñb'!1 when i was told i had diabetes, i felt amazingly boxed in. (announcer) joe uses the contour meter from bayer. (joe) my meter absolutely adapts to me and my lifestyle. i'm joe james, and being outside of the box is my simple win. (announcer) now available in five vibrant colors. >> julie: from humble beginnings in a new york housing market to the united states supreme court, justice sonia sotomayor reaching the peak of her profession today as she was sworn in to sit on the nation's highest court. >> under the constitution and laws of united states. >> so help me god.
an alternative energy project. the debate of sonia sotomayor will continue also, young america's foundation host its 31st annual student conference. congress does on healtbreak as healthcare heats up. in "the n.y. times close-" -- clinton secures two pardons from north korea -- that is in "the n.y. times." six months later it says here that obama returns with an approval rating of 56%. he is expected to tout his economic stimulus plan to kill us growth. he will announce manufacturing plants, but officials say there are successes to highlight locally, signaling that the times are getting better. it says that it is great that he can return to committees he cares so much about and see signs of success. i hope that he will go way encouraged, and he should. there are encouraging indicators that the economy is turning around, but the battle is far from over. long term there is reason to be optimistic, but still thousands of unemployed in this county begun until all are back to work, he does not think anyone can say it is all behind. on the phone now is a reporter for elkhart, indiana. what do you expe
that freedom and choice is what america has thrived on, and spread it around the world. going back to government control and everybody in taking all our money is not going to solve anything. host: caller, it is over to the sentiment by the cia director that it is time to move on to the business of protecting the country and not dwell on the past. caller: absolutely, absolutely. we are in a place where nobody has ever been before, and going back to the past is not going to help. host: thanks for calling. pablo on the line for democrats from brownsville, texas. caller: there are issues that have never even been discussed. host: like what? caller: there is a lot of secrecy and the cia and it goes back to a lot of people in my family who are now gone and not on this earth, but they worked for the defense department. there is something critical here. do we want the truth on everything? we want accountability. accountability to the people, our congress, and to our president. period. it is that simple. god bless you c-span for everything you do for public information and for freedom of sp
>>> good morning, america. breaking news, as former president bill clinton arrives in north korea. a high-stakes missionoe two, american journalists facing 12 years and hard labor. >>> running on empty. is this the last day to turn that clunker into cash? will the program stall out in the senate? >>> ten seconds of terror. passengers tell us about the moment their packed jetliner dropped like a stone. we answer your questions about turbulence. >>> as children head back to school, we have the swine flu survival kit. >>> and does air conditioning turn you into a popsicle? is this a female thing? we take a stand on our hot is this a female thing? we take a stand on our hot topics this morning. captions paifor by abc, inc. >>> and good morning, america. i'm diane sawyer, with chris cuomo. robin is on assignment, on this august 4th, 2009. and everyone has been thinking all along, who could sweep into north korea? who could gain the american journalists? >> the answer is presidentill clinton. he landed in the capital today. >> it's an extraordinary mission, as you say, because of the hi
of the national urban league. [applause] i would be remiss-- i am told that america's mayor, mayor daley is in the audience here. i can't see up here mr. mayor bud if you are here thanks for the passport to come into town. there you are, mr. mayor, thank you very, very much. [applause] i understand that my colleague and a fellow a administration official, who he said jackson is here, the minister of the epa to is one of the best editions that the cabinet has made and i think, as she will tell you, i didn't make the new jersey governor capri-- cappi because i was her biggest booster to come and run the whole show so i am glad you are here. she really knows what she is doing. [applause] and a guide that, if i could do my job one tenth as well as he did his and does hismanal i would go down in the history books, but i don't have the talent he has, magic johnson. magic, just touch me, will you? just touch me. [applause] ladies and gentlemen, for 99 years, 99 years the urban league has been at this and after 99 years you have shaped the lives of millions of americans as well as american histo
incumbent upon me as associate justice of the supreme court of the united states of america. under the constitution and laws of the united states. so help me god. >> congratulations and welcome to the court. >> lots of firsts taking place today. it's the first swearing in to be televised. this one taking place at the white house. that's why we go to elaine. the first hispanic american. give me an idea what meeting will take place between she and the president? >> that's right. of course this is a huge victory for president obama, his first high court appointee getting sworn in today. an emotional moment, first of all, as sonia sotomayor was sworn in by chief justice roberts and her mother and brother looking on there. for his part, president obama did not attend. why is that? the president himself wanted this to take place at the supreme court itself, not the white house. it has been done in the past, because he wanted to send a message about the court and the symbol of the court's independence, according to court and legal sources. instead, there will be a reception for now justic
attracted interest from america's beat necks in the 1950's. coincidentally with the interest of american diplomats and the central intelligence agency, people like jack karowac, who was an absolutely unknown writer, were developing an interest in buddhism, generally. first in zen buddhism and secondly through the work of robert campbell in buddhism. the mid 1950's were a period of cultural ferment in the united states with the beat neck movement that would eventually become the support basis for the tibetan resistance, but eventually took about 20 years, because something else was happening in 1955 when geshae sailed into new york harbor. here in washington, d.c., president eisenhower was trying to figure out how best to fight against international communism. in a series of national security council meetings throughout 955, he had been presented with options from open warfare to covert sub version of russian and chinese communist activity around the world. it was only recently learned that in the early 1950's, the u.s. intelligence services had picked up definitive information that russi
as they provide their and set. the supreme court, home to america's highest court. >> private donations? >> grants, and stuff like that. >> donations? >> i do not know. >> federally? >> america's cable companies created a c-span as a public service, a private business initiative. no government mandate. no government money. "washington journal" continues. host: joining us now for a discussion of if anything and everything. ron, and lilnda, she is a political correspondent for the christian science monitor -- that is lilnda. so, the obama family goes off for a week of fun. there will begin to run ads in that local market. would you make of this? guest: it shows two things -- the president never truly goes on vacation. he can put on a good show of being at the beach. he does not have to turn on his tv. he can to net this out. president obama is pretty good at controlling what he pays attention to. he manages his own the time. host: here is this headline that obama tackles the health care reformers. he has been trying to do that all week. how is he doing in this critical area? guest: it shows how far
about america. where are the slogans that republicans used to use? these colors don't run. people have forgotten about that. host: here is a message from twitter. cspanwj is how you can reach us on twitter. this piece concerns the york politics. 19 months after ending his disastrous run for the presidency, rudy guiliani is clearing a path for a possible race for governor in 2010. arnold joins us from tennessee. we're asking about then bernanke is possible second term as the fed schair. caller: good morning, to be honest i guess we are doing the best we can with what we have to work with. have you ever read a book called "the creature from jekyll island." the author is g.edward griffin. there is another book by w albert called "the coming battle" which was released in 1899 and has just been read the released. the united states is under the control of the federal reserve. that is the main reason for all of the problems we're having. we need to realize that we need to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. all these people who were calling in here and calling obama a fraud, in the bible
, i have them. huh. the new lightweight hp mini netbook with windows and america's largest and most-reliable 3g network built in. only 199.99 with mobile broadband plans from 39.99 i am-- speechless, envious. wanna be me right now. getting one. >> what ever is [unintelligible] everyone has come to have to pitch in. >> here is no surprise, rush limbaugh did not like what the congresswoman had to say. >> represented to betsy markey told a gathering of constituents that some people will have to give it a chance to fix the system. >> no one is one to suffer any benefit cuts. but here are the democrats running around. there have to be. folks, medicaid and. he is also a doctor. >> people are going to revolt of that what happens. >> they have the votes. he can do it. he does not have to listen to you. why should they really care if they really felt passionate about this bill. >> let's see if they really do have the votes. and we have to u.s. senators that will vote against this bill. it is up to you to make sure that your other senator also votes against it. there are others that are conce
us to trust turning power over to the government when there clearly are people in america who believe in establishing euthanasia including standards. >> let me explain what reform will mean for you and let me start by dispelling the outlandish rumors reform will promote euthanasia or cut medicaid or bring about a government takeover of health care. that's simply not true. >>> welcome to the dog days of august. joe scarborough with you on "morning joe" along with the new and improved, back from northeast harbor, mika brzezinski, and just crazier than ever. >> she looks rested. >> she does. also we have willie geist here. >> willie. >> actually we on "morning joe" do support turning willie over to the death penalty but, i mean, it's nothing personal. we have to cut somewhere. we have to cut somewhere. it's like logan's run, they all about around in those track suits and then they walk -- you can live to 30 and it's a great life. do you remember it from the 1970s? >> do you know what i'm looking forward to is when the new administration takes power and you're trying to get an ambassadors
, middle america rose up against that amnesty against, then cheered sarah palin when she was first appointed. there's a new militancy out there, joe, in the gop. >> i've got to say, mike barnicle, democrats always do this. democrats always will vote ideologically. if you look at barack obama voting against john roberts. clearly qualified to be supreme court justice. we republicans always took pride in the fact that we would grill a democratic nominee but then we would go ahead and, you know, we believed in advise and consent. if that's who the president wanted and they didn't fall short of the mark, we didn't look at ideology. that changed yesterday. and i'm just going to say, just cynically, politically i think republicans could have picked a nominee that wasn't the first hispanic woman to show what pat buchanan calls the new militancy. >> yesterday's vote may be a forerunner, a harbinger of the vote on straight ideological party lines. >> as you might expect president obama led the praise for soug sotomay sotomayor. >> justice, equality, and opportunity are the very ideals that h
. it was the greatest intelligence failure since the trojan horse. and how with a budget in america leading up to 9/11 did this happen. so there are five big intelligence agencies as you know. the cia, fbi, dia. national security intelligence and the state department has what. the old one that a citizen like me, a reporter without subpoena power could actually investigate look into was the fbi. and particularly, because the war on terror as we know it, with the exception of a few missiles that were fired into khartoum into the clinton years, the war on terror really was conducted as a legal case is, investigated by the two what we call bin laden offices of origin. the new york office of the fbi which i'll refer to repeatedly today, known as the n. y. oh, and the office of u.s. attorney for the southern district of new york. and these incredibly, federal agencies, the bureau, this is the biggest outside of washington, the best of the best, the original joint terrorist task or was set up in his office and of course his house rudy giuliani, who later became a federal judge and fbi director and of cour
the power to communicate and hold our leaders accountable. we must educate america. we must take america back. thank you very much. . . >> after the 2008 election, our friends on the left had some helpful advice for us. move to the left. it was similar to the advice after goldwater lost, after clinton won in 1992. the other team cheerfully advises us to stop talking about taxes, nobody cares about taxes and more. that reminds me of the scene late in committee were the bad guys as to the heroine, put down a gun and we will talk. [laughter] and that the hair -- and if the hero is a foolish, the movie goes on for 45 more minutes. [unintelligible] our coalition holds together because everybody here and everybody in washington, who becomes a tea party activists, are there around the table, for different reasons but they are all there because on the issue that news there but and that brings them to politics, they want one thing from the federal government, they want to be left alone. [applause] taxpayers, don't raise my taxes. businessmen and women, don't regulate my job in business out of exi
's not how we're supposed to operate. america has to stand on the moral high ground and set an example. we are a beacon to the world. we are proof that democracy, a nation of law and order, works. i don't think american agents threatening to rape someone's mother is the moral high ground. attorney general eric holder has done the right thing by launching a probe into the terrorism techniques. and it's making dick cheney's head explode. he put out this statement practically singing the virtues of torture, and putting out the old adage that president obama won't keep us safe. little fear there, huh? you know, i'll hand it to cheney. the guy never gives up at being a jerk. president obama won't keep you safe. americans have doubts. you see, that's the bat call for the cheney-ites for folks who want to defend torture. here is what peter king said about the investigation of the justice department today. king is wondering what side the president the united states is on. he is suggesting the president might be on the side of the terrorists. that could go into psycho talk, but we'll get into that
." >>. >>> divers look for bodies in the hudson river. >>> a growing appetite in small town america. good morning, everyone. i'm tony harris and you are in the cnn "newsroom." temperatures are reaching a pitch and the chanting, the yelling, the hard to reach the debate through all of the noise. to determine what happens with health care reform, we'll cut through all of that noise and get to the issues and the real concerns. we are hearing some of those concerns and questions in a town hall meeting that is wrapping up right now in missouri. it is sponsored by democratic senator clair mckas sill and covering the town hall in missouri and she joins us live. brianna, you just heard moments ago and the folks at home heard as well, there's been so much noise with some of the town halls, particularly with the house members, we're talking about a senator here. what's been the tone of this town hall event? >> tony, this event has been very civil. in fact, i have to watch my voice because senator mckas skill is 30 feet away from me and i don't want them to hear me in there. certainly senator mccassil is a
always tell a story, and here in mexico, that story is the war raging on america's doorstep. being fought for the right to supply america's demand for illegal drugs. a war becoming more violent, more ruthless, mostly because of one group. to even begin to understand that violence, come with me. here in a barrio in the southern mexican city of veracruz. imagine, if you will, a band of special forces, green beret soldiers go rogue and offer their services and their firepower to the drug cartels. well, that's precisely what's happened in mexico. in the 1990s, commandos from the mexican army deserted and set up their own cartel, known as the los zetas. the los zetas, a group that the u.s. government now says is the most technologically advanced, sophisticated and dangerous cartel, operating in mexico. and this is an example of some of their most recent work. until not so long ago, this was the home to a local police commander. promoted just two months before. and at 5:00 a.m. one morning, two cars pulled up in these streets. eight or nine gunmen got out, armed with assault rifles and 40 milli
.vitac.com >>> can't you tell? this make-or-break month for health care reform in america. look at all these town hall meetings going on just today. and some of them happening right now. florida, pennsylvania, senator specter again, montana, and nebraska, also hagerstown, maryland, and that's where senator ben cardin hosts a meeting this hour. we're keeping a close eye on this one. cardin actually got booed and jeered monday at his town hall in towson. and in new jersey, congressman steve rosman hosting that one. and there's a bunch of town halls in iowa. >>> republican senator chuck grassley is hosting four of them today. the second one is wrapping up this hour. the president praised grassley yesterday as a republican that is honestly coming up with a health care reform both parties can live with. he's one of the group of six senators from both parties heavily involved in the negotiations. this event earlier in winterset was pretty civil, but the crowd of 3000-plus wasn't giving the senators any softballs either, take a listen. >> like i said, i'm a dumb, southern iowa red neck, and i see nowher
a $5,000 refundable tax credit to go anywhere in america and get health insurance they think best meets their needs. we eliminate this problem that this nurse is talking about of hospital remissions, which is a tremendous increase in cost. we can do so many reforms, but we are incentivize and fitness as well. >> i am concerned not only for me and my children and unborn grandchildren, but i feel that this has a lot more to do with than just health care. for the first time in my life, i'm concerned about my freedom. clap up -- [applause] my question to you is, i've heard those in congress who want to bypass the constitution. if they are going to do that, do we get a say in that? because i want the right to speak my own mind and make my own decisions. >> on the issue of freedom, i just came back from a trip with lindsey graham and joe lieberman and senator susan collins to yemen, afghanistan, iraq, and i can tell you, we have the freest and most wonderful nation in the world. [applause] i believe we will protect your freedom. the second part of your question was that -- >> [inaudible] >> y
. >> keep in mind the longer unemployment is relatively high in america the more illegal immigrants go back to countries, at least those who can move over land. people from mexico, central america, south america are leaving because of our jobs. >> quickly on dick durbin yesterday, saying this to our john king. listen to this. >> i support a public option, but yes, i am open. just understand that after we pass this bill, and i hope we do in the senate, it will go to conference committee, we'll have a chance to work out all our differences. so, we'll see how this ends. but i don't want the process to be filibustered to failure. >> is that realistic that if the house passes health insurance reform with a public option, a government-run insurance agency to compete with the private insurance company, the senate does it, when they get together and try to have their conference committee, they will get that public option? >>> i hope so, wolf, simply because -- >> i know you hope so, but is that realistic? >> well, i think so because four out of five committees are supportive. >> in the house. >> an
>>> good morning, america. finally, we have the documents. what police say happened to michael jackson. the gruesome time line. the shocking cocktail of potent drugs. and a report that it will be labeled homicide. >>> a dire swine flu warning. a presidential panel says half the u.s. population could get that flu. 90,000 people could die. what do we do now? >>> plaxico burress. from super bowl superstar to jail time. his first interview, here. >>> madoff's mistress. a 21-year affair. and she's telling all in a live interview this morning. >>> and defined a generation. "thirtysomething." the cast here, their first "thirtysomething." the cast here, their first reunion, 20 years later. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> we say good morning to you. welcome, again. i'm diane sawyer. robin is off on this tuesday, august 25th. after all of the speculation, after all of the talk, we have real information on michael jackson's death. >> one doctor says he took enough sedatives to knock down on elephant. the question, now, of course, will it rise to the level of homicide? abc's mike von fr
-span on q&a. >> this fall, and to the home to america's highest court from the grand public places to those only accessible to the nine justices, the supreme court come in the first sunday in october on c-span. >> sporkin -- "washington journal" continues. host: for the rest of the are we have a question for you, will the health care passed this year? let's take a look at what president obama had to say about this yesterday. >> i guarantee you, joe, we're going to get health care reform up. i know there are a lot of people out there who have been hammering and folks in the press are following every little twist and turn of the legislative process. passing a big bill like this is always messi. -- messy. fdr was called a socialist when he passed social security. j.f.k. and lyndon johnson, they were both accused of a government health care when they passed medicare. this is the process we go through, because understandably, the american people have a long tradition of being suspicious of government until the government actually does something that helps them and they do not want anyone messin
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, america's cable companies greeted c-span as a private business initiative, no government mandate or money. >> again, a joint press conference with the canadian prime minister and mexican president coming up live on c- span at 12:30 p.m. until then, "washington journal ." "taliban is now winning." this is the report from peter spiegel in washington. "the commander, general stanley mcchrystal, has offered a preview of the strategic assessment that he is going to deliver to washington later this month, saying that the troop shifts are designed to better protect the afghanistan civilians from rising levels of taliban violence and intimidation. the coming redeployments are the clearest manifestation on the death toll and spike in military deaths in afghanistan." we will look at that chart this morning, the mounting toll of the u.s. troop casualties in afghanistan. another article this morning from the philadelphia -- "philadelphia inquirer." de "the president's national security adviser did not rule out adding more u.s. forces in afghanistan to help turn around a war that he said yesterday was
for america. >>> ethical absences or absentminded. either pay your taxes, mr. charlie rangel or leave your post as head of the means and ways committee. time to fish or cut bay. >>> are deficits saving the world? deficits? that's what paul drug man says. we will debate why he's totally wrong. fasten your seatbelts, "the kudlow report" begins right now. good evening, everyone. i'm larry cud low. welcome back to "the kudlow report" where we believe free market capitalism is the best path to prosperity. you're looking at live pictures from inside the kennedy library in boston, massachusetts tonight, where a private memorial service for senator ted kennedy is just getting under way, may he rest in peace. those set to share their memories are former presidential nominee, john mccain, vice president biden and caroline kennedy. nbc steve handelsman joins us live from the kennedy library in boston with some of the details. hello, steve. >> reporter: larry, good evening to you from the jfk library. the arrivals here showed off who's who of democratic politicians across america and the enormous kenn
birch society and others up front not allowing people to speak. people in america don't know what's in this bill. they are not allowed to hear what it would mean to them. that's a tragedy of great magnitude. >> i want to ask you like councilwoman slaughter said, what else did you see? what else constituted dirty tricks in addition to purging. >> tried and true facts going back many years, as congresswoman said, to scare people away from meaningful reform. it might possibly threaten insurance industry's profits. they spend millions of dollars that come from people's premiums doing focus groups determining what are the buzz terms, buzzwords, like government takeover. >> hold on that. i want to take a quick commercial break. when we come back i want to hear more from you. >> congresswoman, can you stay with us for a few more minutes. >> i can. i'm listening to 40 people on health care but i think they will put up with. >> wendell potter, whil blower another insurance industry. also a statement which we will read when we come back. two medium cappuccinos, you're ready for the mid-morn
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entry about, quote, death panels. >>> bad loans are still a big threat to america's banks. a congressional panel overseeing the $700 bailout that even though the financial system has stabilize, banks are holding billions of dollars in bad loans and many of the banks could fail if unemployment goes higher or the commercial real estate market collapses. >>> the streak is over. the cost of a gallon of unleaded regular went down overnight by .2 cents. the national average is $2.64. >>> i've noticed a correlation here. gas prices go up until we discover it and then we say something about it and then they go back down again. >> that's powerful. >> we talk about that all the time. >> why are they not watching -- >> exactly. >> stephanie elam here this morning for christine romans, minding your business. good morning. >> good morning. gas going up, overdraft fees going up too. go to the bank. >> finding ways to make money. they're hiking the fees on people. >> i saw this bank where you had to put a quarter in the door to get it open i'm kidding. >> you're making that up. interesti
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